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Duotone 2021 bar almost new broken... alternatives welcome

Postby fzonatto » Fri Oct 01, 2021 1:48 pm

Bought this year does not have even 30 session with it...
Definitely not a bar to trust...

I would like a bar to kite with Rebel, does the core pro have the same pigtails and thr Y as duotone ?
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Re: Duotone 2021 bar almost new broken... alternatives welcome

Postby 1234567Simon » Fri Oct 01, 2021 2:06 pm

Same pig Tails: yes

Height of Y from Bar: Duotone approx 6,70m
For Core only 4,8m

But just my information, and not 100% guaranteed
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Re: Duotone 2021 bar almost new broken... alternatives welcome

Postby Janus » Fri Oct 01, 2021 2:36 pm

fzonatto wrote:
Fri Oct 01, 2021 1:48 pm
Bought this year does not have even 30 session with it...
Definitely not a bar to trust...
WAR it looks like something happened.. a picture of a broken line and a line that has eaten the bar..
Looks like a thing that can happen to all brands bars..
Can you share what happend?

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Re: Duotone 2021 bar almost new broken... alternatives welcome

Postby madworld » Fri Oct 01, 2021 4:05 pm

I have at least 150 sessions on a 2021 Duotone bar I got a year ago when they first came out, still looks new.

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Re: Duotone 2021 bar almost new broken... alternatives welcome

Postby mmac » Fri Oct 01, 2021 5:41 pm

Looks like you had some sort of line wrap that ate into the bar grip.

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Re: Duotone 2021 bar almost new broken... alternatives welcome

Postby Leon van Bergen » Fri Oct 01, 2021 6:50 pm

You've had an accident and a good one too, can't that just happen with a bar? That doesn’t happen with normaal use…

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Re: Duotone 2021 bar almost new broken... alternatives welcome

Postby Kemperman » Sat Oct 02, 2021 4:50 am

I also don't trust the new duotone lines. My Rebel bridle line snapped in de 2nd session. I showed the bridle lines to kite repair companies and they saw a bad splice technique. But your bar looks line a line wrap? Ik kite the rebel with a low V and that works fine.

An alternative could be the ventum bar. It's cheap, better lines with a good splice quality. Autobelt quickrelease and a nice swifel. (just a tip, i'm not a teamrider).
https://ventumkiteboarding.com/bars/tough-v3/

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Re: Duotone 2021 bar almost new broken... alternatives welcome

Postby Hugh2 » Sat Oct 02, 2021 3:01 pm

That Ventum bar looks really interesting. Basically same as the North Navigator, which I like, but only the trim line is PU covered to prevent wear. It appears that line covering is sealed so you can't get sand in it, which would avoid the major issue with covering these lines. For the OP, however, it is a low V bar. And yes, OP needs to explain what happened. Plus in Kemperman's video the title says bridle snap but your text says line snapped?

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Re: Duotone 2021 bar almost new broken... alternatives welcome

Postby Ventum » Sat Oct 02, 2021 5:26 pm

Optional 3D printed high Y adapter (aimed for 5m high) comes with each bar now ;-)


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Re: Duotone 2021 bar almost new broken... alternatives welcome

Postby SolarSet » Sat Oct 02, 2021 5:28 pm

tested Reedin bar few days ago and this bar seems perfect, nice size, dimeter, colour, untwist, can't see anything drawbacks almost as ergonomic as mine Core Sensor.
I can't see better bar w low V. I don't know about quality long term since there isn't a lot of these sold but I can image they have good QC
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